I got really interested in the science of happiness after I heard Daniel Kahneman speak at MIT last year. American Academy of Arts and Sciences had an entire issue of the Bulletin dedicated to the science of happiness, but I particularly liked Robert Frank's article. Currently, I am reading the speeches that Richard Layard gave a couple of years ago. He will be in a conversation with Robert Solow on Friday February 11th at 3 p.m. about his new book HAPPINESS: Lessons from a New Science. See here for more details on the event.